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Cash boost for project helping to combat homelessness in youngsters

Harry Leach 8th May, 2018

THE NORTH Worcestershire Basement Project will receive a £1,000 cash boost from the West Mercia Police Cadets.

The funding has come from the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion who gave a group in each region the amount to help community projects in their area.

The North Worcestershire cadets adopted The Basement Project, which is based in Bromsgrove but works with Redditch Nightstop, as their charity of the year and invited a guest speaker to talk about homelessness among young people.

Cadets also arranged for 40 service-users from the charity to visit West Midland Safari Park and supplied the guests with packed lunches.

PC Neil Sharpe, from West Mercia Police’s Youth Engagement and Cadet Team, said: “There are many positives to be taken from our cohort working with the Basement Project.

“It was great to see so many happy faces on children and parents as they engaged with the cadets.”

Funds were also used to get young, often single parents, learning about paediatric first-aid training.

West Mercia’s Crime Commissioner, John Campion, said: “I am proud of the cadets for their caring approach.

“They are building a safer, more secure communities and on behalf of the public, I’d like to thank them for all their efforts.”

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